It is a SOAP Web Services system for interacting with Native XML Databases, but here I don't want to talk about what it is, and what is not ... for this, you can take a look at its web site.
I'd rather want to take a look at its future.
Montag 0.8 will have, first of all, a consistent core code refactoring and rewriting, in order to support new features and better accommodate future changes.
The new features released for the next version will be:
- New services and full document/literal style for all services, based on WS-I Basic Profile.
- New authorization system based on per-service permissions, different from the Unix-like permission system implemented by many Native XML Databases.
- New authentication system using WS-Security UsernameTokenProfile.
- Support for specific non-XML:DB Native XML Databases, like Berkeley DB XML.
So, prior to the 0.8 final version, a certain number of binary development snapshots will be released, in order to give "fresh meat" to Montag users and to test new features.
They will not be documented, except for some news announcement, but will be supported in the mailing list.
Montag's story continues.